The bass Stewart Kempster trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Operatic rôles have included Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) for Scottish Opera, Father Truelove in The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky) for Wexford Festival Opera and Perth Festival Opera, Simone in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Porgy in Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), Pistola in Falstaff (Verdi) for Wexford’s Opera Scenes, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Mozart) and the Father in The Prodigal Son (Britten) for Perth Festival Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), and Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring (Britten) for Opera Project, Banquo in Macbeth and Zaccaria in Nabucco (Verdi) for Glasgow Grand Opera, and Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) for Diva Opera. Kempster sang the rôle of Fionn in the world première of William Sweeney’s Gaelic opera An Turus, and toured the work with the Paragon Ensemble. Other rôles have included Count Monterone in Rigoletto (Verdi) and Colline in La bohème (Puccini) for Diva Opera. Recordings include Kenneth Leighton’s Hymn to Matter with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra, and the Durufle Requiem with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.